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Old 03-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #616
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Anybody have some CC Products cool covers they want to get rid of?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #617
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Thanks Beemerboff,
That is probably the best way to do it and I will be able to get any mirrors that I like !!!!
Ya, and as soon as you do it you'll come a cross a smokin' deal on some OEM mirrors and they won't fit.

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:15 AM   #618
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Have had no luck with OEM mirrors, time to move on......
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #619
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Have had no luck with OEM mirrors, time to move on......
I'm curious here, what are you searching for in aftermarket mirrors that you're not getting in OEM?

I'm doing my S conversion and was going to use K-1 mirrors first and then maybe some aftermarket later. But I'm interested in your quest here.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #620
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I'm curious here, what are you searching for in aftermarket mirrors that you're not getting in OEM?

I'm doing my S conversion and was going to use K-1 mirrors first and then maybe some aftermarket later. But I'm interested in your quest here.
A good quality mirror, ones that wont fall apart, just had another one that the mirror came off the stem, looks like there is a small nut in there that holds the mirror on that comes loose, $46 dollars each for a R75 mirror at BMW, the last one was a used one. Just looking...... Still on the fence...
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #621
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A good quality mirror, ones that wont fall apart, just had another one that the mirror came off the stem, looks like there is a small nut in there that holds the mirror on that comes loose, $46 dollars each for a R75 mirror at BMW, the last one was a used one. Just looking...... Still on the fence...
It might be worth considering that 75/5s are getting quite valuable---unmolested ones that is. Rework the mirror holes and you hurt that value. You can make some very clean brackets that go forward from the existing mirror holes (tabs essentially) that will take any mirror you want. You just need one left handed bolt. Fifty cents from any of many fastener houses.

And then there are the mirrors that come off the headlight bolts and a number of barends. I liked the barends because I had a clear view, no looking at your shoulder in half the mirror.

I'm making a set of mirror stems for my RS because the factory mirrors are that bad (but look good). I'm destroying the existing mounts but new ones are only $18 a pair so I'll pick some up sometime and set them aside.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #622
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It might be worth considering that 75/5s are getting quite valuable---unmolested ones that is. Rework the mirror holes and you hurt that value. You can make some very clean brackets that go forward from the existing mirror holes (tabs essentially) that will take any mirror you want. You just need one left handed bolt. Fifty cents from any of many fastener houses.

And then there are the mirrors that come off the headlight bolts and a number of barends. I liked the barends because I had a clear view, no looking at your shoulder in half the mirror.

I'm making a set of mirror stems for my RS because the factory mirrors are that bad (but look good). I'm destroying the existing mounts but new ones are only $18 a pair so I'll pick some up sometime and set them aside.

Thanks for the good info !!!! Going to get another OEM mirror, used or new or reproduction mirrors if anybody makes them ???? Being that my R75/5 is all orginial, low mileage, and never been molested with, we shall keep it that way and stock up on a few mirrors. Now for the smokin deals to roll in......
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #623
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I don't think the mod is unreversable - the existing hole is nominally 8 mm with a decent bit oversize for powdercoat , etc, probably 8.2/8.3 mm.

The daylight opening on a 10 x 1.25 tapped hole is 8.75 mm so the difference in opening size is less than 20 thou, which I don't think would stop you refitting it OEM mirrors when the time came to sell.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #624
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I don't think the mod is unreversable - the existing hole is nominally 8 mm with a decent bit oversize for powdercoat , etc, probably 8.2/8.3 mm.

The daylight opening on a 10 x 1.25 tapped hole is 8.75 mm so the difference in opening size is less than 20 thou, which I don't think would stop you refitting it OEM mirrors when the time came to sell.
If you Helicoil or Timensert, you tap a much bigger hole. Then you are reversing the threads on one side so that one is shot...and the 8mm thread will stuff in a 10mm hole but won't fit right. Using brackets is reversible. Take the brackets off.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:23 AM   #625
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mirror adapter

I am not sure if this relates to the above discussion, but I bought a set of these


mirror adapter 10mm 1.25 pitch to 10mm 1.5 pitch (x2) for BMW motorcycle

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251112002991...S:3160&vxp=mtr
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:39 PM   #626
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To mount normal mirrors, Look up


mirror adapter 10mm 1.25 pitch to 10mm 1.5 pitch on ebay
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #627
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Ya, and as soon as you do it you'll come a cross a smokin' deal on some OEM mirrors and they won't fit.

One of my favorite Grooks:

Consolation Grook

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Old 03-26-2013, 01:13 PM   #628
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I have a question for you all that I don't believe deserves it's own thread.

My R65 is annoying and buzzy as hell on the highway. This leaves me to cruise at what I feel is a painfully slow 55mph. Without buying a new bike, how can I fix this gearing issue I am having? Well I came up with swapping out the rear drive (31:9) for something else.

I would like a 33:11 rear drive (3.00 ratio) but it seems they are all on R80s and R100s with disks and my bike has a rear drum. Can retrofit the drum in there or would I have to swap to disks?
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:27 PM   #629
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I have a question for you all that I don't believe deserves it's own thread.

My R65 is annoying and buzzy as hell on the highway. This leaves me to cruise at what I feel is a painfully slow 55mph. Without buying a new bike, how can I fix this gearing issue I am having? Well I came up with swapping out the rear drive (31:9) for something else.

I would like a 33:11 rear drive (3.00 ratio) but it seems they are all on R80s and R100s with disks and my bike has a rear drum. Can retrofit the drum in there or would I have to swap to disks?
Have you been through all the usual suspects? Timing, Valves, Carb sync??
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #630
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I have a question for you all that I don't believe deserves it's own thread.

My R65 is annoying and buzzy as hell on the highway. This leaves me to cruise at what I feel is a painfully slow 55mph. Without buying a new bike, how can I fix this gearing issue I am having? Well I came up with swapping out the rear drive (31:9) for something else.

I would like a 33:11 rear drive (3.00 ratio) but it seems they are all on R80s and R100s with disks and my bike has a rear drum. Can retrofit the drum in there or would I have to swap to disks?
Fitting the drum requires a new wheel, axle, rear drive and a brake rod/nut/spring.

I'd fix the buzzy. Get the wheels/tires dynamically balanced at a shop. power balance the carbs for your preffered cruising RPM. Past that you have to go into the motor and precision balance rods and pistons...not likely needed except to get the last .01%. Make sure footpeg rubbers and grips are 100% and maybe even fit a bar snake---but it's better to eliminate vibration rather than masking it. it's shaking fasteners and electrics, not good.

Losing a wheel weight is a common occult cause of vibration. It also gets worse as tires wear. new tires always feel so good...

Fitting farkel valve caps also throws off the balance.
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